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Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

A strong 7.5 earthquake occurred Wednesday night 185 miles South of Loyalty Islands. Local authorities in Vanuatu issued a local tsunami warning, but according to USGS in Hawaii no warning is in place for the Pacific Ocean including Guam and Hawaii

Seychelles ferry boat sinks in a storm

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - In what has been termed a miraculous escape amongst the maritime fraternity on the Seychelles, was the three man crew of the ferry boat “Le Cerf” rescued after their v

Boat tragedy hits Lamu

(eTN) - 2011 was a year tourism stakeholders in Lamu will be swift to forget, considering the two abductions from nearby Kiwayu and Manda island of foreign visitors and the subsequent near total drop

No new ferry for Zanzibar-Pemba route anytime soon

According to the latest reports, Zanzibar government is reluctant to purchase a new, state of the art ferry to allow islanders travelling between Unguja and Pemba islands a safe means to reach their

Tour boat sinks in Russia, over 100 missing

MOSCOW, Russia - One woman was killed and some 102 others were missing after a cruise ship "Bulgaria" carrying 188 sank in Volga river Sunday, the Russian Emergencies Situations Ministry spokeswoman c

Expert: Ferry disaster can deter tourists from visiting Tonga

A regional tourism expert has warned it would be “tragic” if the ferry disaster which may have claimed 60 lives in Tonga deters tourists from visiting the island nation.

Tourist boat pilot handed initial charges

PARIS - Judicial officials say the pilot of a large tourist boat is facing preliminary charges in connection with last weekend's deadly sinking of a small boat on the Seine river.

Bad news for Congo once again

The sprawling jungle nation, extending from the Western side of the Rwenzori Mountains to well nearly the Atlantic Ocean, again had bad press across the world over the weekend.

Pakistan tourist boat sinks

KARACHI - Seven people drowned and another was missing after a boat carrying day-trippers sank in the Arabian Sea about two nautical miles off the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said on Monday. Air Commodore Khalid Farooq Chishti said 20 people were rescued after the boat sprang a leak and sank while returning to shore just before sunset on Sunday.
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